"Philip and his team handled my employer nominated permanent residency application. I don’t do detail, forms or legal processes, they frighten me and push me way out of my comfort zone. Philip is meticulous and hand held me through every step of the application, explaining the what and why along the way. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I have no hesitation in recommending him to others. Since my client experience I have been partie to the growth of Strategic Migration via a number of business networking groups and am always impressed by their professionalism and dedication to delivering for clients and supporting the business community."
Account Director from Manchester in the UK now successfully developing his career in Australia
"I have known Philip Summerbell when he first advised me for visa information. Since then he has assisted me to obtain two working visas (I am a UK citizen). I can only speak highly of Philip and the information and knowledge he has of the Australian immigration system. I would highly recommend him to anyone venturing into these unknown waters and wish him well for his future endeavours. I will certainly be working with him at the next stage towards my naturalisation process."
Now living in Melbourne and successfully building his career in Australia.
"Philip is a reliable and skilled professional who delivers accurate and insightful advice in the area of migration law. He was extremely helpful with his guidance which assisted in my partner obtaining his permanent visa."
Now living happily with his partner in Australia
"Philip was so easy to work with and made the entire process of getting my 457 stress-free. He was very professional and I highly recommend him to anyone to aid in their legal transition into Australia."
“Philip and his team at Strategic Migration have made my transition to Australia exceptionally smooth and hassle-free. Philip is the best in his field and I recommend him to anyone looking to come to Australia to work and/or live. He is an expert in the field of immigration and I trust him with my future endeavours of attaining permanent residency in Australia.”
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Dr. Cody Hanish BS, DC
from Minnesota, USA now successfully developing his professional career in Australia, hired Philip as a Attorney
"The team at Strategic Migration are knowledgeable, patient and professional but remain relaxed and approachable. The team handled my partner visa application and provided a faultless service. I can't recommend Strategic Migration highly enough."
“Philip Summerbell is a consummate professional and performs at the top of his game. At Ouvrir we are very particular about the clients we engage with and I have no hesitation in recommending Philip and Strategic Migration not because he is a client, but because there really is no better migration practice for a professional considering migration to Australia.”
Co-founder & Consultant, Ouvrir
Was a consultant or contractor to Philip at Strategic Migration, from Southampton, UK now happily living in Australia with his partner.
“We engaged Philip to help sponsor a UK resident within Australia. His knowledge and service was excellent and I would recommend him for an migration matters. He had a thorough knowledge of the procedures and was able to guide us through the whole process smoothly.”
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time
Hired Philip as a Business Consultant
"Thank you for securing our future!
Philip Summerbell and his team at Strategic Migration made our dream to live in Australia a reality. We came across Philip by way of referral and we thank our lucky stars every day. Philip and his extensive knowledge of the Australian immigration system gained our family permanent residency in Australia, which would have been tricky for us if we didn't use his services. There is no doubt that our current circumstances would have been different (and most unfavourable) if it wasn't for Strategic Migration. They gave us 5 star service all the way!
"Like most trying to achieve a successful immigration outcome, we found the world of immigration confusing and even scary. We were concerned that we would not be able to continue building our lives together in Australia, that our baby girl would miss out on growing up here and how this could affect her future, and that we would need to close our successful business and start over again in the UK.
"Luckily we were referred to Philip Summerbell of Strategic Migration. He secured our future here in Australia via a spouse sponsored visa and made the process so quick and easy. But most importantly, Strategic Migration allowed us to live our dream and comfortably got us through an extremely stressful period of our lives. We wouldn't recommend using anyone else!"
Danny & Vesna
Ashfield NSW now happily growing a family and a family business in Sydney.
"Strategic Migration guided us on a path from Subclass 457 Visa to Employer Nomination Scheme Permanent Residence and then to Australian citizenship through careful counsel, knowledge, and expertise.
We will be forever grateful to the entire team at Strategic Migration for helping us to achieve our Australian lifestyle."
Stephen Mally & Dan Bernstein
from the United States, now living happily in Australia.
Strategic Migration provided invaluable assistance for Solar Analytics to obtain a work visa for one of our staff members. They were punctual, efficient, and managed the application with a high level of communication. Most importantly they we successful in the application and the visa has been granted. Thank you.
co-founder of Solar Analytics, Australia’s largest independent solar monitoring company
"I have referred a number of clients to Philip for Migration Law advice. To a man and woman they have been unstinting in their praise of Philip's great depth of knowledge in this increasingly complicated area and persistence and professionalism in assisting them to achieve their goals. I have no hesitation in recommending Philip's services to anyone in need of Migration Law advice."
Business Lawyer at CLW Lawyers: Family, Property & Business Law with over 40 years’ experience
"I would like to express my sincere appreciation. I have dealt with Mr Philip Summerbell and Mr Tony Tan, they were there every time I had question or asked any advice. I did receive straightforward and clear guidance throughout the process of my 457 and 186 visa application, and finally received a good news which is the 186 permanent residency grant. The best part was when I needed more information and consultation, they don't mind to spent some of their valuable time for a meeting face to face to explain and giving guidance how to achieve Australia permanent residency. I would recommend using Strategic Migration, their knowledge and understanding of the system is great. Thank you very much for everything."
Dony Oktarian Tjandra
Leading Cook at Braza Churrascaria, an authentic Brazilian Barbeque house that serves world-renowned Australia meats
"If anyone can navigate the sea of changes in Immigration Land – its Strategic Migration. Full 5 Star Service ★★★★★"
Managing Director at Bastion Effect a PR and communications agency for the new age
"Strategic Migration was really helpful to me when I wanted to ensure the safe entry into Australia for a person wanting to visit our company here in Australia from Singapore. Strategic Migration provided me the necessary information to make sure I did this properly with a Business Visitor Visa. The Team of Philip, Maria and Tony were super helpful in any queries I had. I always feel comfort in dealings with them via email or equally on the phone. I have used them before and I was impressed with their consistently high service levels. Needless to say I always consult them in each instance because of changing immigration laws in Australia and for sure I will use Strategic Migration again. Please do try them."
Business Controller at Weidmuller Pty Ltd
“I cannot recommend the folks at Strategic Migration highly enough. Philip Summerbell, Maria Rodriguez and Tony Tan have shown patience, diligence and determination in all my dealings with them. We have sought to bring operatic artists of distinguished talent to Australia; Philip and his team have successfully secured Permanent Residency for each and every one of them.”
Founder of Patrick Togher Artists' Management providing personal management in Australia, New Zealand and Asia for leading opera and concert singers, conductors and instrumentalists.
"I engaged Strategic Migration from temporary skilled visa to my permanent resident visa. Philip, Maria and Tony had provided expert advice and excellent service since day one. I highly recommend Strategic Migration to anyone for their migration matters. If you are unsure where to start your transition into Australia, do not look any further. Strategic Migration is the place where you can receive a 5-star service ★★★★★"
Electrical Engineer from Floth, one of Australia’s leading building services and engineering consultancy practices.
"Strategic Migration provided invaluable assistance and advice with our successful application for permanent residency. They are thorough, professional and we would highly recommend their service.""
a Distinguished Talent in the fields of national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety. Tim is the incumbent and current chief executive of the Australian Federal Government's new Australian Digital Health Agency.
"Thought I had better send you a couple of photos to show we have done it!!
5 years down the track and Zoe and the kids are Aussie's. all thanks to you and your wonderful team there We can't thank you enough for all you help.
Geoff and Nanette are here as I type and send you all there love and best wishes."
with his wife, Zoe, and their three children - the exact moment the family achieved their Australian Citizenship after an arduous journey toiling through temporary and permanent residency via Partner Migration.
"Strategic Migration has solidly assisted us since our company opened in 2011, helping us from all the requirements of a Temporary Working Visa right up to acquiring Australian Citizenship. We are extremely satisfied with the services that Strategic Migration has provided to us, as they know very well the requirements of Australian Migration Law, and while they sometimes may seem to ask for too much documentation and information, it is to ensure Migration Success. We are extremely satisfied with the services that Strategic Migration has provided to us, as they know very well the requirements of Australian Migration Law, and while they sometimes may seem to ask for too much documentation and information, it is to ensure Migration Success."
head of Teas Australia, the Australian subsidiary of a Greece based General Contractor and Engineering Consulting firm with an international presence worldwide.
“Over a period of six years Strategic Migration advised on, and managed, the processes involved in obtaining a Partner Resident Visa, and a subsequent Resident Return visa. Their services were professional, thorough and efficient, their fees transparent, and most importantly, the grants of both visas were successful and achieved quickly. Strategic Migration made the processing of dealing with the potentially complex process of visa applications simple and stress free. We would recommend their services to those who wish to have professional management of their migration needs.”
Owen Johnstone-Donnet and his Japanese partner, Takako Ishige
founder of St James Rail, a boutique travel agent which has offered fully escorted trips by rail in Australia and around the world.